Junior and Ladies Trap Shooting

youth shooting shotgun trap at Chief Okemos Sportsmans Club in Dimondale Michigan


Junior & Ladies Trap program begins on TBA 2022 with our FREE Basic Shotgun Class from 9:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. (bring a lunch). This class is for our Jr. and Ladies Trap shooters for the 2022 season. We offer this class to teach gun handling and gun safety to all our new shooters – girls, boys, and ladies.

You do not have to be a COSC member to participate in this program. There is no cost to our program because it is funded through the NRA Grant we receive. To sign up for the Basic Shotgun Class, please contact Gary Kandler at 646-7973. Class materials will need to be ordered for each participant, so please contact Gary to let him know who plans to attend from your household.

There is an open book test to earn an award certificate followed by a chance to shoot on the trap range.
All shooters who pass will be able to shoot a round of trap on the following two Tuesdays: April 20th and April 27th. This gives new student the opportunity to see how our Jr Trap program works.  We need more younger kids to get involved. Kids from 6th up through high school seniors are invited to try this sport. Parents and grandparents, bring your future shooters out to the club so we can teach them how to handle and shoot their guns. Safety in shooting is strongly adhered to and taught.

Young male shooting shotgun trap at COSC in Dimondale Michigan

Youth trap shooting at COSC

Junior and Ladies Trap shooting will begin on Tuesday, TBA, 2022 and continues every Tuesday through August (weather permitting). Shooting starts at 5:00 p.m. and continues until everyone has shot 2 rounds of practice with coaching. COSC supplies the shotguns, shells, and clays for all shooters. If you have your own shotgun, then bring it. Junior shooters can also be scored to achieve NRA Marksmanship awards – which are very nice medals.

We have 3 shooter divisions + Ladies:

1. Rookie Division – Grades 5 and under
2. Intermediate Division – Grades 6-8
3. Senior Division – Grades 9-12

Sometimes, if time permits, we play a few games. Those students who have taken the Basic Shotgun class also have the opportunity to earn shooting awards through the NRA beginning with the Pro-Marksman and ending with the Distinguished Expert.

If you have a junior (girl or boy) who wants to learn how to shoot trap, properly, or wants to learn shotgun procedures and safety, or who just wants to shoot, this is the program for him or her. This program is open to juniors who are in the third through twelfth grades. The only two requirements are that the junior:

  • Be mature enough to understand and obey trap safety rules and trap procedures.

    Young girl shooting shotgun trap at COSC in Dimondale Michigan

    Young ladies learn to shoot trap at COSC, too

  • Be strong enough to safely hold a shotgun and shoot 25 rounds of ammunition.

COSC provides the instruction, safety equipment and provides clay pigeons and ammunition (either 12 gauge or 20 gauge shells) for the junior trap program. Again, there is no cost to the juniors or their parents. We also have shotguns that are available for use by juniors who do not have access to an appropriate firearm.

Gary Kandler 646-7973
COSC Ladies/Junior Trap